Wednesday, 6 May 2015

DUTCH - Bridging Equipment

For the game in September I am working on a 1980's Dutch army using the excellent  http://www.orbat85.nl/ which is a great source of information. One of the problems is finding suitable models in 6mm for some of the Dutch equipment, especially bridging equipment. Along with fellow Dutch player Mark Fry we have been researching Dutch bridging equipment and have come across some interesting equipment.

First up is the DAF YEE-2000 SB Treadway Bridge which was used by several units in the Dutch Armed Forces

DAF Treadway Bridge with YP-408

The bridge is towed in two sections which are then joined to form the bridge. You can see the tyres in the picture above. The info didn't show what vehicle was used to tow the bridge but after asking on several well known forums the consensus of opinion was it would be towed by a DAF truck. 


Two pictures showing a unit on display at the Dutch Engineers Museum.

Now the next task was how to represent this unit in 6mm for Cold War Commander. An order was sent to Andy at H&R and when the bits arrive I will post some pictures of WIP as soon as possible.


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